List of Wimbledon singles finalists during the open era

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Wimbledon Championships
(Open Era) Singles Finalists
Location
  • London
  •  United Kingdom
Created 1968
(51 finals, including 2018)
Men's Most 11: Roger Federer
Men's Most Consecutive 7: Roger Federer
Women's Most 12: Martina Navratilova
Women's Most Consecutive 9: Martina Navratilova
Most Meetings Men's (3 times):
Edberg vs. Becker (2-1)
Federer vs. Roddick (3-0)
Federer vs. Nadal (2-1)
Women's (5 times):
Navratilova vs. Evert (5-0)
Official website

Wimbledon is a Grand Slam tennis tournament held in Wimbledon, England, United Kingdom at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in the area of SW19.[1] Since 1968, this tournament become open to professionals, and it joined the Open Era of tennis.[1]

The men who have reached the final at least four times during the open era are Jimmy Connors, Björn Borg, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Goran Ivanišević, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic.[2] Connors reached the final six times between 1974 and 1984 but won only two titles.[2] Borg reached six consecutive finals between 1976 and 1981 and won all but the last final.[2] McEnroe reached five consecutive finals from 1980 through 1984, and won three titles.[2] Becker won three titles out of seven finals between 1985 and 1995.[2] Ivanišević reached four finals between 1992 and 2001, and finally won in 2001.[2] Sampras never lost a final, and he took seven titles between 1993 and 2000.[2] Federer has appeared in a record eleven finals overall, of which seven were consecutive from 2003 through 2009; he won six of them and he also won in 2012 and 2017.[2] Nadal has made five appearances in the Wimbledon[A] finals from 2006-2008, and from 2010 to 2011, of which he won two.[2] Since 2011, Djokovic has made five finals appearances, and four were wins and one a loss.[2]

The women who have reached the final at least four times during the open era are Billie Jean King, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Venus Williams, and Serena Williams. King appeared in three consecutive finals from 1968 through 1970, of which she won only in 1968, before she took the victory in her last three finals in 1972, 1973, and 1975.[3] Goolagong Cawley reached five finals between 1971 and 1980 but won only her first and last finals.[3] Evert reached ten finals out of 13 years between 1973 and 1985 but won only three titles.[3] Navratilova won nine of her 12 finals between 1978 and 1994.[3] Graf reached nine finals between 1987 and 1999, which she won seven times.[3] Since 2000, Venus Williams has won the final five times in nine attempts.[3] Her sister Serena Williams has also appeared in ten finals since 2002, in which she won seven titles.[3]

Gentlemen[edit]

During the 51 times that this tournament has been held in the open era, 40 men have reached the Wimbledon gentlemen's singles final.[2] The final has included men from 18 different nationalities.[2] The most represented nations are the United States and Australia with Sweden, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Germany, and Serbia represented to a lesser extent.[2]

  • * = Champion
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Roger Federer has been a record eleven-time finalist (eight wins, three losses).
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Pete Sampras was a seven-time finalist (all wins).
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Boris Becker was a seven-time finalist (four losses, three wins).
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Björn Borg was a six-time finalist (five wins, one loss).
Player Nationality Finals Win-Loss Year(s)
Roger Federer   Switzerland 11 8–3 2003*, 2004*, 2005*, 2006*, 2007*, 2008, 2009*, 2012*, 2014, 2015, 2017*
Pete Sampras  United States 7 7–0 1993*, 1994*, 1995*, 1997*, 1998*, 1999*, 2000*
Boris Becker  Germany 7 3–4 1985*, 1986*, 1988, 1989*, 1990, 1991, 1995
Björn Borg  Sweden 6 5–1 1976*, 1977*, 1978*, 1979*, 1980*, 1981
Jimmy Connors  United States 6 2–4 1974*, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1982*, 1984
Novak Djokovic  Serbia 5 4–1 2011*, 2013, 2014*, 2015*, 2018*
John McEnroe  United States 5 3–2 1980, 1981*, 1982, 1983*, 1984*
Rafael Nadal  Spain 5 2–3 2006, 2007, 2008*, 2010*, 2011
Goran Ivanišević  Croatia 4 1–3 1992, 1994, 1998, 2001*
John Newcombe  Australia 3 2–1 1969, 1970*, 1971*
Stefan Edberg  Sweden 3 2–1 1988*, 1989, 1990*
Andy Murray  United Kingdom 3 2–1 2012, 2013*, 2016*
Andy Roddick  United States 3 0–3 2004, 2005, 2009
Rod Laver  Australia 2 2–0 1968*, 1969*
Stan Smith  United States 2 1–1 1971, 1972*
Andre Agassi  United States 2 1–1 1992*, 1999
Ken Rosewall  Australia 2 0–2 1970, 1974
Ilie Năstase  Romania 2 0–2 1972, 1976
Ivan Lendl  Czechoslovakia 2 0–2 1986, 1987
Patrick Rafter  Australia 2 0–2 2000, 2001
Jan Kodeš  Czechoslovakia 1 1–0 1973*
Arthur Ashe  United States 1 1–0 1975*
Pat Cash  Australia 1 1–0 1987*
Michael Stich  Germany 1 1–0 1991*
Richard Krajicek  Netherlands 1 1–0 1996*
Lleyton Hewitt  Australia 1 1–0 2002*
Tony Roche  Australia 1 0–1 1968
Alex Metreveli  Soviet Union 1 0–1 1973
Roscoe Tanner  United States 1 0–1 1979
Chris Lewis  New Zealand 1 0–1 1983
Kevin Curren  United States 1 0–1 1985
Jim Courier  United States 1 0–1 1993
MaliVai Washington  United States 1 0–1 1996
Cédric Pioline  France 1 0–1 1997
David Nalbandian  Argentina 1 0–1 2002
Mark Philippoussis  Australia 1 0–1 2003
Tomáš Berdych  Czech Republic 1 0–1 2010
Milos Raonic  Canada 1 0–1 2016
Marin Čilić  Croatia 1 0–1 2017
Kevin Anderson  South Africa 1 0–1 2018

Most recent final[edit]

Year Nationality Winner Nationality Runner-up
2018  Serbia Novak Djokovic  South Africa Kevin Anderson

Multiple-time opponents in the open era[edit]

Opponents Record Finals meetings
Most Wins Most Losses
Sweden Björn Borg United States Jimmy Connors 2–0 1977, 1978
Sweden Björn Borg United States John McEnroe 1–1 1980 (Borg), 1981 (McEnroe)
United States Jimmy Connors United States John McEnroe 1–1 1982 (Connors), 1984 (McEnroe)
Sweden Stefan Edberg West Germany Boris Becker 2–1 1988 (Edberg), 1989 (Becker), 1990 (Edberg)
United States Pete Sampras Croatia Goran Ivanišević 2–0 1994, 1998
Switzerland Roger Federer United States Andy Roddick 3–0 2004, 2005, 2009
Switzerland Roger Federer Spain Rafael Nadal 2–1 2006 (Federer), 2007 (Federer), 2008 (Nadal)
Serbia Novak Djokovic Switzerland Roger Federer 2–0 2014, 2015

Most consecutive finals in the open era[edit]

Country Player Number Years Results
Won Lost
  Switzerland Roger Federer 7 2003–09 6 1
 Sweden Björn Borg 6 1976–81 5 1
 United States John McEnroe 5 1980–84 3 2
 Germany Boris Becker 4 1988–91 1 3
 United States Pete Sampras 4 1997–2000 4 0
 Australia John Newcombe 3 1969–71 2 1
 Sweden Stefan Edberg 3 1988–90 2 1
 United States Pete Sampras 3 1993–95 3 0
 Spain Rafael Nadal 3 2006–08 1 2
 Serbia Novak Djokovic 3 2013–15 2 1
 Australia Rod Laver 2 1968–69 2 0
 United States Stan Smith 2 1971–72 1 1
 United States Jimmy Connors 2 1974–75 1 1
 United States Jimmy Connors 2 1977–78 0 2
 Germany Boris Becker 2 1985–86 2 0
 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 2 1986–87 0 2
 Australia Patrick Rafter 2 2000–01 0 2
 United States Andy Roddick 2 2004–05 0 2
 Spain Rafael Nadal 2 2010–11 1 1
 United Kingdom Andy Murray 2 2012–13 1 1
  Switzerland Roger Federer 2 2014–15 0 2

Bolded Years^ indicates Active or Current Streak

Ladies[edit]

During the 51 times that this tournament has been held in the open era, 35 women have reached the Wimbledon ladies' singles final.[3] The final has included women from 15 different nationalities.[3] The United States is the most represented by a large margin, with Australia, Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic, Spain, and France represented to a lesser extent.[3]

  • * = Champion
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Martina Navratilova was a twelve-time finalist (nine wins, three losses).
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Serena Williams has been a ten-time finalist (seven wins, three losses).
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Chris Evert was a ten-time finalist (seven losses, three wins).
Steffi Graf was a nine-time finalist (seven wins, two losses).
Venus Williams has been a nine-time finalist (five wins, four losses).
Player Nationality Finals Win-Loss Year(s)
Martina Navratilova  United States[B] 12 9–3 1978*, 1979*, 1982*, 1983*, 1984*, 1985*, 1986*, 1987*, 1988, 1989, 1990*, 1994
Serena Williams  United States 10 7–3 2002*, 2003*, 2004, 2008, 2009*, 2010*, 2012*, 2015*, 2016*, 2018
Chris Evert  United States 10 3–7 1973, 1974*, 1976*, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981*, 1982, 1984, 1985
Steffi Graf  Germany 9 7–2 1987, 1988*, 1989*, 1991*, 1992*, 1993*, 1995*, 1996*, 1999
Venus Williams  United States 9 5–4 2000*, 2001*, 2002, 2003, 2005*, 2007*, 2008*, 2009, 2017
Billie Jean King  United States 6 4–2 1968*, 1969, 1970, 1972*, 1973*, 1975*
Evonne Goolagong Cawley  Australia 5 2–3 1971*, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1980*
Jana Novotná  Czech Republic 3 1–2 1993, 1997, 1998*
Lindsay Davenport  United States 3 1–2 1999*, 2000, 2005
Petra Kvitová  Czech Republic 2 2–0 2011*, 2014*
Margaret Court  Australia 2 1–1 1970*, 1971
Maria Sharapova  Russia 2 1–1 2004*, 2011
Marion Bartoli  France 2 1–1 2007, 2013*
Garbiñe Muguruza  Spain 2 1–1 2015, 2017*
Angelique Kerber  Germany 2 1–1 2016, 2018*
Hana Mandlíková  Czechoslovakia 2 0–2 1981, 1986
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario  Spain 2 0–2 1995, 1996
Justine Henin  Belgium 2 0–2 2001, 2006
Ann Haydon-Jones  United Kingdom 1 1–0 1969*
Virginia Wade  United Kingdom 1 1–0 1977*
Conchita Martínez  Spain 1 1–0 1994*
Martina Hingis   Switzerland 1 1–0 1997*
Amélie Mauresmo  France 1 1–0 2006*
Judy Tegart Dalton  Australia 1 0–1 1968
Olga Morozova  Soviet Union 1 0–1 1974
Betty Stöve  Netherlands 1 0–1 1977
Andrea Jaeger  United States 1 0–1 1983
Zina Garrison  United States 1 0–1 1990
Gabriela Sabatini  Argentina 1 0–1 1991
Monica Seles  Serbia and Montenegro[C] 1 0–1 1992
Nathalie Tauziat  France 1 0–1 1998
Vera Zvonareva  Russia 1 0–1 2010
Agnieszka Radwańska  Poland 1 0–1 2012
Sabine Lisicki  Germany 1 0–1 2013
Eugenie Bouchard  Canada 1 0–1 2014

Most recent final[edit]

Year Nationality Winner Nationality Runner-up
2018  Germany Angelique Kerber  United States Serena Williams

Multiple-time opponents in the open era[edit]

Opponents Record Finals meetings
Most Wins Most Losses
United States Billie Jean King Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 2–0 1972, 1975
Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley vs. United States Chris Evert 1–1 1976 (Evert), 1980 (Cawley)
United States Martina Navratilova United States Chris Evert 5–0 1978, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1985
West Germany Steffi Graf United States Martina Navratilova 2–1 1987 (Navratilova), 1988 (Graf), 1989 (Graf)
Germany Steffi Graf Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 2–0 1995, 1996
United States Venus Williams United States Lindsay Davenport 2–0 2000, 2005
United States Serena Williams United States Venus Williams 3–1 2002 (Serena), 2003 (Serena), 2008 (Venus), 2009 (Serena)
United States Serena Williams vs. Germany Angelique Kerber 1–1 2016 (Williams), 2018 (Kerber)

Most consecutive finals in the open era[edit]

Country Player Number Years Results
Won Lost
 United States Martina Navratilova 9 1982–90 7 2
 United States Chris Evert 5 1978–82 1 4
 United States Venus Williams 4 2000–03 2 2
 United States Billie Jean King 3 1968–70 1 2
 Germany Steffi Graf 3 1987–89 2 1
 Germany Steffi Graf 3 1991–93 3 0
 United States Serena Williams 3 2002–04 2 1
 United States Venus Williams 3 2007–09 2 1
 United States Serena Williams 3 2008–10 2 1
 Australia Margaret Court 2 1970–71 1 1
 Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 2 1971–72 1 1
 United States Billie Jean King 2 1972–73 2 0
 United States Chris Evert 2 1973–74 1 1
 Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 2 1975–76 0 2
 United States Martina Navratilova 2 1978–79 2 0
 United States Chris Evert 2 1984–85 0 2
 Germany Steffi Graf 2 1995–96 2 0
 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 2 1995–96 0 2
 Czech Republic Jana Novotná 2 1997–98 1 1
 United States Lindsay Davenport 2 1999–2000 1 1
 United States Serena Williams 2 2015–16 2 0

Bolded Years^ indicates Active or Current Streak

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AELTC. "Event Guide - History, History of The Championships". The Championships, Wimbledon. Archived from the original on 2010-03-15. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m AELTC. "History - Rolls of Honour, Men's Singles Finals 1877-2008". The Championships, Wimbledon. Archived from the original on 2009-01-26. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j AELTC. "History - Rolls of Honour, Ladies' Singles Finals 1877-2008". The Championships, Wimbledon. Archived from the original on 2010-04-28. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  4. ^ Reid, Tim (12 March 2008). "Martina Navratilova gets passport on rebound". The Times. London. Retrieved 10 December 2009. 
  5. ^ Cherry, Gene (2009-07-11). "Monica Seles inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame". Reuters. Retrieved 10 December 2009. 

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